Colorado Gun Rights Protection Initiative (2010)
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Below is the ballot initiative language as it was filed:
The people of the State of Colorado hereby declare and resolve that the Governor of Colorado, members of the Colorado General Assembly and each United States Representative and each United States Senator elected by the people of Colorado are requested to oppose any proposed international treaty, protocol or other agreement which limits, restricts or impairs the rights of individual citizens to keep and bear arms as guaranteed to the people under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article II, Sec. 13 of the Colorado Constitution, and further requests that each United States Senator vote against the United Nations Small Arms Treaty or any proposed treaty, convention or agreement that restricts, impairs or imposes international regulations on a citizen's right to possess firearms."
Tancredo proposed the initiative after United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the United States' support for an international arms treaty. "Conventional arms transfers are a crucial national security concern for the United States. The United States is committed to actively pursuing a strong and robust treaty that contains the highest possible, legally binding standards for the international transfer of conventional weapons," said Clinton in a statement.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Colorado signature requirements
In order to qualify the proposed measure for the 2010 ballot a minimum of 76,047 valid signatures were required. The signature filing deadline for the 2010 ballot in Colorado for initiated constitutional amendments was August 2, 2010. However, as of petition deadline day, no signatures were filed.
- Uncertainty clouds Colorado's 2010 signature deadline
- Colorado gun rights initiative filed for 2010 ballot
- The Denver Post,"Tancredo seeks initiative supporting gun rights," November 28, 2009
- Colorado Legislature,"Colorado Proposal 2009-2010 #30," accessed November 30, 2009
- Colorado Legislature,"Colorado Ballot Proposal 2009-2010 #30 text," accessed November 30, 2009
- Examiner,"Arms treaty threatens 2nd amendment rights," November 29, 2009
- World Net Daily,"Obama revives talk of U.N. gun control," November 14, 2009
- Prior to the enactment of Colorado House Bill 1326 (2009), the signature deadline for initiated statutes and initiated amendments was the same--3 months before the election.
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